Recent Blog Posts
Refreshing the District, One Community At A Time
10/15/2018In early October, the DCSEU kicked off its latest community-focused endeavor to create healthier, more efficient neighborhoods across the District. The DCSEU launched the Refresh the District …
A Winning Combination
10/08/2018“LED lighting is a win-win for our community and our environment. We are proud to have quality LED lighting for our congregational activities and grateful for such easy financing options from …
Adapting the DCSEU Model for Global Success: A Partnership with ISEP
10/01/2018As the DCSEU begins its 7th full operating year, we look back with tremendous pride and look forward with excitement at increasing our contributions to Washington DC. To start with, what has …
Local Dollars Funding Local D.C. Sustainable Energy Contractors and Workers
07/02/2018Humberto Garces was a third-year medical student when, in 2000, he and his brother were forced to flee Colombia. “I was shot the same day that my father was assassinated,” says Garces, whose father …
Oped: The Role of Energy Efficiency in Creating Just and Inclusive Communities
06/29/2018As more people flock to cities in pursuit of economic opportunities and the bustling life of modern urban areas, rising rents, gentrification and the increasing cost of living disproportionately burden low-income communities. But their problems are often forgotten.
Embassy of Canada Completes Lighting Retrofits, Greening Initiatives
05/07/2018After obtaining LEED Silver certification in 2014, the Embassy of Canada in Washington is continuing to work towards further greening of its operations.
Recent Press Releases
Focus on Green Technology: Building Sustainable Cities of the Future
01/24/2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, January 24 2018 – Today, the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is proud to hold Focus on Green Technology: Building Sustainable Cities of the Future. The event seeks to bring emerging energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainability technologies from all over the world to the District of Columbia, giving industry experts and innovators a chance to convene and discuss challenges and opportunities for a brighter future through smart green tech. “We are proud to bring these companies to the District to present their ideas and to provide District residents and businesses with a platform to learn about and access state-of-art technologies for higher energy cost savings and lower carbon emissions benefitting everyone,” said Ted Trabue, Managing Director of the DCSEU.
DCSEU to invest $2 Million in Energy Efficiency Projects Benefitting Vulnerable Communities
01/22/2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, January 22 2018 – The DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) is proud to announce that it will invest $2 million in competitive and innovative projects that improve energy efficiency in low-income communities. With the Income Qualified Efficiency Fund, the DCSEU will provide incentives for energy efficiency upgrades – both gas and electric – in affordable housing or institutions that serve vulnerable populations, such as clinics and shelters, in the District. To implement the projects, the DCSEU will focus on working with local contractors, especially District-based Certified Business Enterprises (CBEs) registered with the District Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD).
How to Brace for “Bomb Cyclone”
01/03/2018When the bomb cyclone sweeps over the DC area, temperatures might drop further to record-lows in continuation of a cold snap that has punished the U.S. for the past 10 days. The cold has driven up heating fuel demand to unprecedented levels while prices have skyrocketed to rare highs.